Mike Lee

Access Denied when running PROCDUMP

Summary Just a quick blog post that details why you may receive an “Access Denied” when running PROCDUMP and a quick fix for this scenario. Problem Description Unable to dump a process with PROCDUMP due to an “Access Denied” error. Example: ProcDump v9.0 – Sysinternals process dump utility Copyright (C) 2009-2017 Mark Russinovich and Andrew […]

SharePoint Access Request e-mails are not delivered, but alerts work

Problem Summary I recently worked on a few cases where SharePoint “Access Request” e-mails are not delivered, but “Alert” e-mails work. Since Alert e-mail are working, we know that outgoing e-mail is configured properly. However, when users request access to a new site, the access request email would never make it to the site admin […]

SharePoint E-Mail enabled lists are not displayed in the Outlook Address List

Problem I recently worked on an issue where lists in SharePoint were enabled for incoming e-mail and created in Active Directory / Exchange using the “Directory Management Service. These new lists should be created as e-mail enabled contacts with an external e-mail target address in Exchange. However, after setting an e-mail address on a SharePoint […]

Summary It’s a best practice to test the compatibility of a migrated content database against the new target Farm before attaching the database and allowing users to access the migrated sites. This compatibly test is achieved by running Test-SPContentDatabase. Sounds too easy, right? Well, I recently worked on a case where “Test-SPContentDatabase” was reporting missing […]

Script to backup event logs using a server list

Summary Have you ever needed to back up event logs for root cause analysis or auditing? Did you access each server and manually export the requested log file? If yes, I hope you find this script handy. The script 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 […]

SharePoint / How is mail deleted from the “DROP” Folder?

Summary I recently worked on a case that involved slow incoming mail destined to SharePoint libraries. We found the problem was caused by a buildup of mail in the “drop” folders across multiple servers. Looking closer at the issue, we found that most of the messages were intended for aliases that no longer existed.   […]